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Product Review: GPA Little Lady

It has been just over a year that I have had my GPA Little Lady. After a year, I am still so happy with my decision to purchase it. It was long awaited I must say. I waited a brutalizing 10 weeks from Bahr Saddlery until it was finally received. Despite a lot of waiting and running around, I could not be happier with the actual product. The design, fit and safety are perfect for me.

 I happily sported it to an OCEA horse after receiving in and was the only one to wear it. Now on the OCEA and THJA circuits, they are becoming more and more popular. 

The little lady is based on the Easy and modelled after the First Lady. The smaller vents, elongated brim and off-black colour suited my face really well and created a super flattering look. Being the model down from the First Lady, there were certainly some economic advantages too without sacrificing safety.

I have the 7 1/4 which sits safely and securely around my head. I love the low harness in the back for security reasons and the ability to tuck a low bun into it. All in all, I could not be happier with the product.

 I love it so much, I merrily ride around in the Canadian winter with my big brim too!


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